CDI Labs HuProt™ Protein arrays instrumental in recent study of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico and BALTIMORE, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CDI Laboratories, Inc. HuProt™ protein microarray provided important data on a recent high impact paper comparing the immune profiles of MIS-C, healthy children and individuals with COVID-19.
In recent months some children that have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) have developed an inflammatory problem that was initially recognized as very similar in presentation to Kawasaki disease (KD), an acute systemic vasculitis.
A recent paper has mapped the cellular and serological immune dysfunction underlying this novel pediatric inflammatory syndrome associated with SARS-CoV-2, and helped define how this unique disease differs from Kawasaki disease..
Mapping Systemic Inflammation and Antibody Responses in Multisystem
In the above paper auto-antigen reactivity of MIS-C plasma was assayed with CDI Laboratories HuProt protein arrays which contain 81% of the human proteome. This work revealed both known autoimmune-associated autoantibodies (anti-La) and novel candidates that recognize endothelial, gastrointestinal and immune-cell antigens unique to organs affected by MIS-C.
"CDI is very proud that our HuProt array was so useful in looking into this perplexing side effect of COVID-19 infection in children," said Scott Paschke, CDI VP. "Furthermore, PhIP-Seq technology was also used to look at linear epitopes of auto-antibodies, which is another technology that CDI has recently added."
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